Risk Assessment Training

Course Name: Introduction to Risk Assessment

The risk assessment process is foundational to health and safety in the UK and must be completed for every work environment. Without proper assessment, hazards may go undetected or be inadequately controlled, putting people in unnecessary danger and leaving employers liable for any harm caused.

This online training course explains how to conduct risk assessments and apply them in the workplace. Trainees will learn to identify potential hazards and control them to a suitable degree. This knowledge will help employers fulfil their legal duties and take meaningful steps to create safer and more productive workplaces.

The Course Includes:

Comprehensive yet concise explanation

Certificate on completion

Simple login & user access

The latest industry best practice

Learning Outcomes:

Gain awareness of risk assessment and its objectives

Learn the steps to conduct a risk assessment

Identify the six main hazard categories in the workplace

Understand how to lower and control risk to acceptable levels

Understand the hierarchy of risk controls

Know the factors that help decide risk control methods

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Introduction to Risk Assessment

£25.00 +VAT

Courses Price per Course
1 - 14 £25.00
15 - 24 £22.00
25 - 34 £20.00
35 - 44 £18.00
45 - 59 £15.00
60 - 69 £14.00
70 - 89 £12.00
90 - 99 £10.00
100 - 200 £9.50

About Risk Assessment Training

Conducting risk assessments is fundamental to ensuring a safe and healthy workplace. Risk Assessment training will help employers, managers and employees understand this vital process. It can also help prepare any appointed person with the sufficient skills, experience and knowledge to conduct risk assessments on behalf of an employer.

Suitable for a wide range of sectors, trainees will learn the 5 steps to risk assessment:

  • Understanding hazards
  • Identifying the types of hazards
  • Evaluating the risks
  • Recording and reviewing findings
  • Implementing risk controls

Following these steps helps employers meet the legal, moral and financial duty to apply risk prevention measures to their workplaces.

Why Is Risk Assessment Training Important?

The importance of risk assessments cannot be overstated. Without them, hazards can be easily overlooked, leading to potential delays, injuries and loss of life.

Subsequently, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require all employers make a ‘suitable and sufficient’ assessment of the risks in their workplace that may harm employees or members of the public. These risks must then be reasonably eliminated or controlled.

This duty applies whatever an organisation’s size ­– all employers are obligated to assess possible workplace risks.

Online training can help those conducting risk assessments develop the required experience, skills and knowledge to fulfil this legal duty. It can also help employees understand the process, enabling them to make meaningful contributions to risk assessments and overall workplace safety.

Beyond compliance, risk assessments offer a range of benefits, such as::

  • Protecting the workforce and others from harm
  • Demonstrating good practice
  • Improving business performance
  • Raising awareness and promoting employee engagement in health and safety
  • Allowing workers to focus on tasks without undue worry or stress

Are you aware of your responsibilities?

If you’re an employer, you are required by law to protect the health and safety of both your workers and anybody else who might be harmed by your business activities.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 outline your responsibilities related to risk assessment. At a minimum, you must:

  • Identify workplace hazards that might cause harm or injury
  • Determine the risk factor (how likely harm might occur combined with how serious it will be)
  • Eliminate or control that risk

The Health and Safety Executive recognises it’s impossible to eliminate every risk from a workplace but you must show that every reasonable practical step has been taken to control the risks. This is achieved via risk assessment.

Employers can appoint a competent person from within or outside your organisation to complete the risk assessment on their behalf. However, the competent person must have the relevant skills, knowledge and experience to identify the hazards specific to your business and put appropriate control measures in place. Risk assessment courses can help prepare an individual to meet these requirements.

When completing risk assessments, it is essential to avoid employees in the process. Those at the sharp end will be most familiar with the hazards that they face and the controls necessary to eliminate or reduce them.

Common and effective control measures include providing proper instruction, maintaining workplace equipment in good working order and issuing personal protective equipment. It’s also necessary to routinely review the efficacy of control measures and revise risk assessments as appropriate.

If you’re found in breach of legislation, you may incur penalties such as fines or even imprisonment in serious cases.

Course Outline

Single Module

45+ minutes

This course contains the following sections:

This section explores employers’ legal duties in minimising accidents and ill health at work. It explains what risk assessment is, why it’s needed and the benefits of undertaking one.

The section also outlines the five steps to risk assessment that help make a safe and secure workplace.

This section explores the most common hazard categories, with examples to illustrate them.

This section explores the first step in the risk assessment process. It explains simple techniques to analyse the workplace systematically, including how to identify hazards and who might be harmed.

This section explores ways to estimate the risk. It explains how to use a risk matrix to identify significant risks in the workplace and what precautions are necessary.

This section walks through evaluating the risks in the workplace. It provides guidance on maintaining existing controls and explains how to effectively select additional control measures.

This section explains how to record hazards found at work and why this is an important step in minimising risk.

This course contains the following sections:

This section explains the process of reviewing and updating your risk assessment to ensure control measures are effective and remain relevant.

This section explores how to lower and control risks to acceptable levels. This includes the factors that influence risk at work and how to implement strategies to mitigate them.

This section explores available risk controls. It also explains the hierarchy of risk controls so you understand which measures to prioritise.

This section explains how to determine which risk controls will be most effective in your workplace.

Why Choose Risk Assessment Training
with Human Focus?

With this course, users learn the standard risk assessment process that helps reduce and eliminate hazards. Completing a risk assessment is a minimal requirement for all employers.

Study any time & in bite-size sessions

More affordable than classroom training

Discounts on volume purchases

Excellent trainee support

Reduce accidents and injuries where possible

Apply control measures to guard against potential hazards

Conform with legal and regulatory requirements in providing a safe workplace for all

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Risk Assessment Training Certification

risk assessment training certificate

End of Course Assessment

At the end of the course, users must complete an end of course assessment before earning their certification.

The end of course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice

A score of 80% is required to pass the test.

Approved Certification

The downloadable printable certificate approved by IIRSM will be issued instantly on course completion.

What does my certificate include?

The risk assessment training certificate includes Trainee’s name, Company name, Course name, Date of completion, Expiry date and name of the approval body.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Online risk assessment training equips participants with the ability to recognise, assess and manage risks in a working environment. The fundamentals of risk assessments covered include risk identification, risk analysis, risk evaluation and risk mitigation.

Training also provides a thorough understanding of laws and regulations relevant to communicating, documenting and reducing risks.

Our online risk assessment training covers the following sections to provide trainees with a good understanding of the risk assessment process at work:

  • Why we need risk assessment
  • Types of hazards
  • Identifying the hazards
  • Estimating & evaluating the risks
  • Recording & reviewing the findings
  • Reducing the risks
  • Deciding risk controls

A risk assessment should be carried out when there is possible harm or injury to lives or property damage.

Some situations include:

  • Before starting a new project or work activity
  • When there are minor or major changes to the work activities or operations
  • After an incident or near-miss
  • When there is a legal need

A risk assessment must always be carried out by a competent person who holds the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience to do so. It could be a member of staff within the company or an outside consultant with knowledge of risk analysis.

Employers are required by law to make sure a competent person conducts a risk assessment in the UK. This implies that the individual in charge of conducting the evaluation should be sufficiently knowledgeable about the tasks at hand as well as the regulations.

An employee with sufficient training, guidance and practice will be able to perform a risk assessment. Risk management courses and online risk assessment training can help prepare an employee to conduct risk assessments legally and safely.

Yes. Upon completing this risk assessment online course, you can download a printable risk assessment certification. The certificate is approved by IIRSM. Prospective employers recognise an IIRSM-approved certificate as a valuable and credible accreditation.